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what bindings & brakes for chubbs

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am looking at some new chubbs & have some marker 1200 free bindings no piston no riser just the front & back binding, I also have a 1200 piston both sets new ,witch would be the best setup & what about the brakes fitting the wider skis.from what I have read I would think the 1200 free with no riser but I might sell them with some k2 MSL'S I have & buy some rossi axial 120s.
thanks bteddy
post #2 of 10
bteddy Looks like you made a choice on weather to get a Powder Ski or not. Your axis Pro and Chubbs will be all you will need for anything Utah has to offer up. The Chubb is a nice ski, vary user friendly.It's fun on groomed runs and rather well behaved in soft bumps. makes vary nice round turns and once you roll it up on edge it carves a clean arc. The chubb isn't a hard charger, but it will hang with the best of them when it's deep. Yes they are heavy and a damp feeling ski.But that helps you to maintain good snow contact.The Chubb powers through crud and junk snow like a Battleship in rough seas.IMHO The Chubb maybe the best crub buster ski out there. I think you will find them to be a lot of fun on Non-Powder days as well as when it's deep.
Ok so now to Bindings. Ski techs can put wide brakes on most bindings. It cost me about $30.00 to add wide brakes to my Salomon 912's.Here are some of my thoughts on Bindings on Powder skis.If you have a release in Powder. With Markers I have noticed that you have to clean a lot of snow off the binding and your boots. It's the same with Atomics as well. I don't know to much about the Rossi/Look bindings but they do look as if they would not require as much snow removel.While I'm on the suject Get Powder cords! looking for a lost ski in knee deep pow isn't fun.
post #3 of 10
Congrats on your decision. I use Rossi Axial 120's on two pairs of skis, and I personally feel that they are the best bindings for the money. (personal feeling, not scientific) Smooth release, easy entry in the deep stuff, dependable/predictable. I have a set mounted to a pair of Volkl G4's and I think they are the standard brake set up, but not sure. If its close, you can always just bend the brake a bit to force them to fit. I have always felt that binding decision is a personal preferance, so their really is not 'right' choice, just your choice. You will be happy with the Chubbs out here.

Utah49 likes powder cords, I am not really a fan. They work well for some people. I have had to look for a ski from time to time, if you attack the search with a grid pattern with a composite pole, you can usually find a ski in a few minutes. It usually takes me longer to hike up the mountain in deep snow to where I think my ski is than it does for me to fine it. Either method, you need to be aware of your terrain around you to quickly find a ski. If you do choose to use cords, don't be that guy in line at the lift with 10 feet of neon streaming off his ski. Then get all mad if somebody skis onto them! Enjoy your new boards!
post #4 of 10
When mounting an pair of Rossi bindings on my Volkl fat skis, I found that the brakes were pretty stiff material. trying to bend them insitu had broken plastic flying about the shop. I could not cold bend them into shape and hot bending left one side a real mess. A small bit of spreading was enough for the other side so the brakes didn't lay on the top sheet, but they certainly won't stop a ski from running if it gets away.

Rossi could not help getting wider brake for my model binding

the 120's are good bindings from my two years use of them.

Pow chords up the leg are a pain, so put an alligator clip on the end, to clip to your pant cuff and leave the cord on the binding wrapped in a rubber band.

Sheesh how hard can it be?

post #5 of 10
I have the Marker 1300 Ti Glide on my fats (81 waist). Was gonna put the 1200's on them but the guy at the shop gave me a deal on the 13's, so on they went. The 1300's have some pretty good lift, which I happen to like, as these are shorter skis (177's) and I like to run them on the groomed, too.
post #6 of 10
Why I like Powder Cords a True story
I was letting my skis run in about 18 inches of fresh snow in the previous few days Bumps had built up on Willies run. But Now those The bumps were well hidden under the blanket of vary light wispy powder. The tip of my right ski must have hit a bump dead on. I took a face first dive down with my left ski still attatched.I did a classic face plant belly flop.On a scale of 1 to 10 this was a 8.5. I skidded my nose about 20 yard down the run.My goggle were arond my neck there was snow down the front of my Jacket and my helmets vents were clogged with snow.When i cleared the snow from my eyes. I looked up to the impact zone looking for the bright Yellow Powder cord. I didn't see it. It wasn't were I excepted to see it. I looking around some more. Off to my right and much further down the run I saw I saw a small spot of yellow in the snow. With my left ski on a skidded and eased my way down to the tell tail yellow marker. My ski had submarined under the light powder at an angel.With out the cord I might have spent hours looking in the wrong spot.I would rather spend those hours skiing The Powder like a The Ski God that i am...... Oh wait that ski god part is the fantasy part of this Tail [img]smile.gif[/img]

[ June 20, 2002, 01:04 PM: Message edited by: Utah49 ]
post #7 of 10
Oh Ya!

On Fats.

Put 12-20 mm of lift under those bindings. You'll be glad you did.
ARTECH in New Hampshire has good ones for small money.

post #8 of 10
Utah, great story on the wipe out, I think we all have one of those under our belts. [img]smile.gif[/img] Every time I look for a ski and find it elsewhere I tell myself a pair of cords would be nice. Then I see somebody messing with them and that goes out the window. Just a different perspective. Funny, if I were on a vacation, I would have a set, wonder why that is?

CalG, do you really feel that risers are necessary on powder/fat skis? I have the Rossis with the T-Plate underfoot and don't feel that that is even necessary. The wide ski has plenty of leverage for me, and I feel that lifters would further disconnect me from the snow. Now race skis, or hardpack skis I am all about lifters! To each his own though!

[ June 20, 2002, 02:51 PM: Message edited by: AltaSkier ]
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
the powder cords seem like a good idea I watched a guy spend 2-3 hrs under the river run gondola at keystone colo looking for "A" ski while I was making laps ,looked like no fun.I have the marker bindings so if I could use them it would save some hassle but still wondering about the lifter plates,both my other skis have 1200 pistons with I think 14mm lift but is that necessary for fat skis.
thanks bteddy
post #10 of 10
Chubbs [img]smile.gif[/img]
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